Growing up it was just the traditional feast with ham and turkey, green bean bake, stuffing etc. It was what was expected. We all took turns at different relatives houses and we knew what we would be eating. No questions asked. We would bring our dish and maybe it was our turn next year to have everyone over. Times have changed haven't they? From what I hear, it is not just in our house.
Our family is divided these days, and I don't mean we are not spending quality time together, it's just that we have so many differences in our diet. Gluten-free, dairy free, vegetarian, and total meatlovers. It makes it close to impossible to have one person put together most of the meal without going crazy. We now divide and conquer! This seems to work best for us. These days my sister is making homemade 'tofurkey' while my sister-in-law is making a turducken! (For those of you who don't know, it is a chicken inside a duck, inside a turkey). Can't get much meatier than that! I am lucky because I just make a cute food art and everyone gets distracted and is happy. The good thing is everyone is kind, and doesn't judge. They eat what they choose and enjoy the company. I think it is really nice to try new things. Who knew tofurkey could be so good! The sound of it really sounds awful, but our family loved it! I would even opt for it over turkey now. You might want to try it!
Here are the ingredients for my artwork below. I took some of my husband's fantastic mashed potatoes, white onions, radishes from the salad, raisins, some ginger and peppers. We had one prune too for his mitten.
Have a wonderful holiday season everyone! I have been working on two of my kids books that are coming up. Can't wait to share with you all! If you have any new recipes I would LOVE to hear from you! Try something new this year. It is fun!
Sandra Marshall is a professional artist. Currently she is the proud owner of Be...An Artist/ Be...A Chef Studios which combine all types of arts under one roof. Be...An Artist/Be...A Chef combines fine art painting, with performance classes, comedy nights, yoga, health classes for the mind, body and spirit, as well as the the art of cooking. Please check out Be...An Artists website.